Local Book Blogger Meet Up January Edition

I am always amazed at how fast time seems to pass so quickly but yet there are times when I feel as though its been forever. Case in point is the monthly meet ups. I know its only been a month since the last meet up and less since I last met up with Tina but it seems like its been longer.

This meet up we were down a few people because of commitments and I have to say they were missed but Tina, Linda, Amanda and myself were in attendance.

One of the things we spoke about was how busy our little tea spot is getting. When we first began meeting (three years this coming fall) there was hardly anyone there staying to drink just walking in and buying but lately there seems to be a full house each time. Thankfully we reserve our table in advance and yet to encounter a problem. (knock on wood) This is all good for the owner of the shop and its nice to see her doing so well but its sad at the same time because its getting busy and loud.

Its really nice and I love our meet ups because it gives me a chance to talk to others who share my passion of books and blogging because I have to say other friends and family in my life just don’t understand my passion for these things.

Whats great is that we aren’t only talking about books and blogs but we talk about life in general. Our conversations can get heated and intense but its nice because we all have different views and opinions and nothing is taken to heart.

Of course no meet up would be complete without talking about books. It appears as though paranormal is still a big thing for young adult books this year and it feels as though not much is coming out but from what I saw so far from so bloggers who attended ALA there is some pretty good books coming out this year.

Speaking of book conventions, BEA was brought up. I have to say right now that I am not going to be able to attend this year. Financially its not in the cards but I registered just in case because I have been entering all kinds of contest in hopes of winning a trip (and just for the sake of it I am putting it out there and if its meant to happen it will). If I am unable to attend this year I will be there in 2012.

As for our group not quite sure yet who plans on attending but I am sure whoever goes will have fun and bring back all kinds of great books for the group to read.

With that being said these are the books that managed to come home with me this month. Have you read any of them? Any on your TBR pile? Any on your wishlist?

From Amanda I was able to get Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel which several bloggers suggested I read and hoping to read it this year. I also got Little Bee by Chris Cleave and I am excited to read this because its been on my wishlist since it came out. Thank you Amanda for passing the books onto me.

From Linda I got a nice little surprise for Michael. He was so excited to get some books. He got Spy Kids #7 Superstar Spies and #8 Freeze Frame, Bionicle Adventures #4 legends of metru nui, bionicle mask of light and Shark Tales Joke Book. Thanks Linda, Michael loved the surprise.

From Tina I was able to get two books that I am really excited to read and they were Trapped by Michael Northrop and Cloaked by Alex Flinn. I am dying to dig into these two books.

This wraps up another meet up and how quick the time flew by at the meet up. I knew it went by quickly because I had to leave earlier then I normally do and I was only able to drink a pot of hot apple spice and a pot of hot chocolate plus my lunch. I would have loved to have sat longer and drank more and perhaps had a dessert. Oh well there is always next month right?

I think in the next meet up post I will share some pictures of the tea shop and of the delicious food. What do you guys think?

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